UNSC Conference Direct Updates: Prime Minister Modi Explains 5 Principles on Maritime Security Strategy, Mentioning India’s Vision ‘Sagar’
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday chaired a high-level public debate on “Improving maritime security for international cooperation” via video conferencing. He explained the five principles for a maritime security strategy and the Indian policy on this issue known as ‘Sagar’.

The meeting was attended by a number of heads of state and governments from member states of the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) and high-level briefers from the United Nations system and major regional organizations.
“Modi will be the first Indian Prime Minister to chair the UN Security Council open debate,” the PM’s office said. The public debate will focus on ways to effectively combat maritime crime and insecurity and strengthen coordination within the maritime domain. The PMO said the UM Security Council discussed various issues of maritime security and maritime crime and adopted resolutions.
However, this is the first time such a high-level public debate has been held on maritime security as a separate agenda item.

In 2015, PM Modi Sagar or ‘Security and Development for All in the Region’ was put forward as the focus. It focuses on collaborative efforts for the sustainable use of the oceans and provides a framework for a secure, secure and stable maritime domain in the region.
“Since no country can address the different issues of maritime security, it is important that the issue be considered comprehensively at the United Nations Security Council.
Modi said that the oceans have played an important role in the history of India since the time of the Indus Valley Civilization and, based on the morality of the nation’s civilization, sees the sea as a partnership of peace and prosperity. SAGAR – Abbreviation for “Security and Development for All in the Region” in 2015.
The policy focuses on collaborative efforts for the sustainable use of the oceans and provides a framework for a safe, secure and sustainable maritime sector in the region. In 2019, at the East Asia Summit, the initiative focused on seven pillars of maritime security, including marine ecology, through the Indo-Pacific Ocean Initiative (IPOI); Marine resources; Capacity building and resource sharing; Disaster risk reduction and management; Science, technology and educational collaboration; And trade relations and maritime transport, it says.

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